The Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP) was created in 1999 as a research program within the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The Center supports empirical research on democratic political processes and institutions. CSDP's research program focuses on the relationship between democratic ideals and democratic practice; its aim is to encourage rigorous social scientific analysis that informs and is informed by normative theories of democracy.
We are delighted to introduce the 2017-2018 fellows in the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics. The CSDP fellows pursue their research, contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, the Woodrow Wilson School, and the Department of Politics, and engage with Princeton faculty and students. Please join us in welcoming them to Princeton in September.